Millennials are getting to know exchange-traded funds and they love them.
ETFs are easy to understand. They trade just like stocks -- you can buy and sell them online -- but they can also be less risky. An ETF is made up of a basket of stocks, which means you're not betting on the fortunes of a single company.
Investors of all ages love how cheap they are, with fees that are far lower than mutual funds because they track relatively well-known indexes.
Millennials' favorite ETF is the world's largest and best known, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, according to TD Ameritrade data provided to CNNMoney.
Known simply as "SPY," this ETF tries to mirror the performance of the S&P 500, the benchmark index that is home to large American companies like Apple(AAPL), Nike(NKE) and Visa(V).